VALLEY CENTER – Valley Center police plan to present evidence in a case against a couple who they say stole thousands of dollars from a youth cheerleading squad.
Chief Mark Hephner tells The Wichita Eagle that police have identified 66 people who say they entrusted money to the director of the privately run cheerleading team. He says about $8,000 to $16,000 of money is missing after parents gave the woman money for uniforms, shoes, backpacks and other supplies.
Hephner says the missing money was kept in the woman’s bank account and that it hasn’t been recovered. He declined to comment on her boyfriend’s involvement with the case. They haven’t been charged.
The couple was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Wednesday and released on bond. The newspaper couldn’t reach them for comment on Thursday.